All posts in "Criminal Convictions"

Proper advisements at arraignments

By Jacquelyn Smith / 25/02/2018

In July Humberto Leal Garcia, jr was executed in Texas. Mr. Leal was a Mexican citizen and during his detention he was not advised he may contact consular officials.  In 2004 the International Court of Justice found that foreigners detained abroad had a right under the Vienna Convention to be told they could contact their […]


Vacating your Criminal Conviction in Washington state

By Jacquelyn Smith / 15/01/2018

Is your conviction a felony or a misdemeanor? Different statutes and different courts determine whether to vacate a conviction depending on whether that conviction is a felony (see RCW 9.92.066, 9.95.240 and 9.94A .640) or a misdemeanor (RCW 9.96) or a juvenile offense. The defendant’s sentencing court is normally the court that shall hear a […]